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Entertainment of Thursday, 27 January 2011

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Jackie Boycotts Awards Presentation! Is She Feeling Too Big To Share 1 Car With Juliet Ibrahim, Yvonne Okoro & Roselyn Ngissah?

Star Actress Jacquelyn “Agyeman” Appiah is known in the Ghana Movie Industry as Jackie Appiah. She is without doubt one of the richest Ghanaian actresses now. She is also one of the few actresses who own fleet of expensive cars.

At present, the actress owns and drives a 2008 model Nissan Murano, an all-wheel drive variant Infinity 2009 model, a £120,000 ultra-modern Range Rover that has the registration number customized in her name.

Putting the above into consideration, then maybe Jackie does not need the SUV Zoyte that the Ghana Movie Awards gave out. Even if she does not need it, was it the reason why she boycotted the presentation of the car?

A short ceremony was put together by the organizers of the rejuvenated Ghana Movie Awards to present to winners a special award dubbed Founders Merit Awards.

The day was to enable the organizers Gollywood Production Limited to present 2 SUV Zoyte 4 wheel drive cars; one to actor Agya Koo and the other to actresses Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Okoro, Juliet Ibrahim and Roselyn Ngissah.

The Founders Merit Award is a non-competitive category of the Ghana Movie Awards. This was instituted by the founder of the GMA and it is aimed at recognizing efforts and also to encourage actors in pursuit of their movie career.

A day after the awards in a separate meeting, the founder has announced that, he picked Agya Koo ahead of Majid Michel after both actors won Best Actor In A Lead Role in both English and Local Language in their roles in ‘Ama Ghana’ and ‘The Beast’ respectively.

Also, he disclosed to the press, that he has given the nod to the quartet namely; Jackie Appiah, Juliet Ibrahim, Yvonne Okoro and Roselyn Ngissah for their role in the ‘4Play’.

At Tuesday’s presentation ceremony to give out the cars to the winners were major players around the organization of the awards, some actors, directors, well wishers, as well as award winners but conspicuously missing was star Actress Jackie Appiah.

According to reliable information available to GhanaCelebrities.Com, the Actress who has been earlier on informed of the presentation failed to attend the ceremony without informing the organizers she could not be there.Though Jackie failed to turn up, her stock characters in the movie were there to witness the presentation of their car.

Juliet Ibrahim and Kyeiwaa who were not at the awards on the 25th of December, 2010 were presented with their statuettes. The former didn’t attend the event because she was had given birth to her first child but for the latter; speaking in Twi which literally translates “It wasn’t my fault I couldn’t make it to the Ghana Movie Awards. It is because [I’m sick]”. This, she said in a rather comic way. Well, she couldn’t be bothered, the woman acts good in Twi movies.

In arriving at the decision to give the cars to the winners, the founder, Mr. Fred Nuamah acknowledged that the car is a gift to facilitate the winner’s movement, motivate and spur them on to greater heights.

How can four actresses share one car? This was a question lingering on the minds of the general public. Though the founder of the awards acknowledged this unfortunate event, he told that, he had decided to give the two cars to the Twi Language movie makers and the English Language movie makers respectively.

What he didn’t envisage was four actresses being winners in that category. He therefore asked Ghanaians to comprehend that, the car is for the category.

The keys to the two SUV Zoyte were presented to the deserving winners after they read and signed the Terms and Conditions. However, has been trying to get Jackie on the phone but her phone has been off since the presentation.